Member Alert
Oppose CA Measure To Forbid Guns In Charitable Fundraising 
Safari Club International’s ability to raise funds to support its missions will be stunted if Assembly Bill 3199, sponsored by Assembly Member Chris Holden (D-41), becomes law.

On Tuesday, March 20, the bill was gutted and amended with language taken from legislation pertaining to California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) that would prohibit a nonprofit organization fundraising drawing to have a firearm as a prize. The bill has been referred to Assembly Governmental Organization Committee where it awaits a hearing date.

This legislation will directly impact many charitable organizations, including Safari Club International and its chapters. If enacted, this legislation would limit fundraising drawings as a source of funds for wildlife management, conservation, education, public service and other worthwhile projects and activities.

Firearms that are used as raffle prizes must be transferred through a licensed firearms dealer where the prospective recipient is subject to all California and federal laws, including background checks, proof of a firearms safety certificate or alternative, a safe handling demonstration and a 10-day waiting period.

Use SCI’s Action Center to contact elected officials and voice opposition to Assembly Bill 3199.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page, or call (520) 620-1220 for more information.

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